New Business

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New Business

Postby Cowford » Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:53 pm

I'm still waiting to hear about new business that MMA is generating. Where are Bear, Mike C., and Gordon??? :wink:
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Postby mikeconfalone » Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:11 pm

Hey pal...they're still in business...that's a pretty good thing considering all the doom and gloom of a year ago. They survived a brutal winter with zero power....and came out of it better than one would expect.

Are you familiar with a certain intermodal train....appears to be going quite smoothly for quite some time now. I believe Presque Isle is back on line as well. I'm sure there are other things in the works that none of us are privy(spelling?) :wink: to.


Postby sandpvrr » Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:42 pm

Hello All,
As a happy coincidence - at Searsport, a sizable warehouse has been constructed, and tracks are being laid to it. Reports indicate that a warehouse that is three times larger will be going in sometime soon.
The East Millinocket and Millinocket mills are both up and running- things overall on the system seem to be on the up swing.
A good gauge of the rest of the system is the night turn out of NMJ, as it is the train that the Guilford interchange traffic comes in and out on. The tonnage (average anyway) has been going up. That isn't to say they haven't hauled eight cars out of there, but lately, 20 - 30 cars out of NMJ with a single unit has been fairly common.
What is interesting, the Job #1 / 2 trains have an average car count of much higher than that - usually in the 50 + range, and I have seen over 80. I think this means that the primary interchange for the MM&A isn't Guilford any longer.
Hope this helps!
cya, Joey

Postby roc » Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:15 am

This of course makes me wonder what train sizes on the VTR-operated White River line are like, anyone?

Postby Cowford » Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:58 pm

Not trying to stir the pot :wink: Just curious as I'm a bit detached from what goes on up there. No inroads with Irving???
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White river

Postby Slowrider » Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:06 pm

MM&A seems to be interchanging half as many cars now in Newport (WACR) as they to Guilford, maybe slightly less....

M Fortin

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